November 27th, 2010
With temperatures expected to dip below freezing several times in the coming week, officials with the city of Big Spring are urging water customers to use some foresight to keep the water lines in the homes from bursting.
Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said local residents can protect their property â and more to the point, their water lines â by taking measures as temperatures continue to drop in the Crossroads area.
Officials with Spring Tabernacle Ministries announced this week the church's annual toy drive had to be cancelled after severe water damage at the facility destroyed much of its supply of holiday gifts.
Mona Lue Tonn, pastor of Spring Tabernacle, said a problem with the installation of an evaporative cooler a few months ago led to the flooding, which caused serious damage in several of the rooms used to store the Christmas gifts, which included stuffed animals and clothes, among other items.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday:
â¢ TONY MOJICA CASTELLANO, 37, 1601 Avion, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ HAYLEY ANN WIGINGTON, 22, 602 Highland, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated/open container.
â¢ ROXANA PAYAN, 21, 538 Westover No. 228, was arrested on a charge of assault/family violence.
â¢ JUSTIN CHARLES MELTON, 21, 3900 Parkway, was arrested on warrants charging failure to control speed, failure to display driver's license and failure to appear.
Marvin Wayne Burns of Big Spring passed away Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at a Lubbock hospital, two days before his 80th birthday. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at St. Maryâs Episcopal Church in Big Spring with the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the interment at the parish hall.
Maxine Teague, 74, of Big Spring died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at her residence. Private family services will be at a later date.
On a county-wide ballot Nov. 17, 1945, Howard County citizens voted to create the Howard County Junior College District and elected seven representatives to serve on the schoolâs first board of trustees. Now, 65 years later, Howard College officials are taking a walk down memory lane as they begin a year-long recognition of the schoolâs 65th birthday.
While the Thanksgiving holiday means plenty of turkey, dressing and all the other trimmings, many area residents will look to trim something slightly taller and greener â their Christmas tree.
And while it offers the opportunity for kids young and old to enjoy the change in weather and seasonal cheer, itâs not a time to forget about safety, cautions Big Spring Fire Marshall Carl Condray.
GARDEN CITY â On Monday, all the hoopla from the Garden City Bearkats' emotional playoff win against Borden County was over. Head coach Vance Jones made sure of that.
âWeâre already past that. Weâve already celebrated that,â Jones said. âWeâre focused on the next challenge.â
The players have apparently heard Jonesâ message and should take it seriously, considering another undefeated team will be across the field at 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Big Spring.
Michael Angel Sarmiento, 47, of Austin died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, in Austin. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Harlan E. (Gene) Welsh passed away at 1:59 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a long illness. Services will be held at St. Anthony's Episcopal Church Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Interrment will be at the St. Anthony's Columbarium.